Modern folk music has gained popularity in many music circles with the likes of Mumford and Sons, Neon Trees, and The Civil Wars. The catchy and energetic style has also spread to contemporary Christian music, which is highlighted in the tracks of All Sons and Daughters. The band, made up of Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, will be performing at College View Church for Friday night Family Worship on March 31.
Beginning in Franklin, Tennessee, Jordan and Leonard started performing almost as soon as they met in 2009 at the Journey Church. Through their label, Integrity Music, they released their first album in 2012, titled Season One. Their fourth album, Poets and Saints, came out in September of 2016 coinciding with their U.S. tour with the same name.
The album was released with a companion devotional book by Jamie George, a friend of the band and pastor of Journey Church. While creating the album and the book, the band, along with their spouses, George and his family, and a film crew traveled to Europe. The group traced the lives of C.S. Lewis, John Newton, Saint Therese, Saint Francis, William Cowper, Saint Augustine, and George MacDonald for inspiration. The result were two creations derived from the insights from the minds and hearts of those Christian thinkers.
The group’s album All Sons and Daughters was nominted for Worship Album of the Year at the 2015 Dove Awards, and the song “Great are You Lord” from that album was also nominated as Worship Song of the Year.
All Sons and Daughters will be playing at 7:30 p.m. at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church on March 31. Doors will open at 7:00 and the concert will be free to the public. The church is located at 4801 Prescott Ave across the street from Union College.